Halloween at Preston Park

Fight the fear with the Fear Keepers at Preston Park Museum as part of their Halloween Spooky Walk!

This Halloween, the fears have escaped and have been unleashed in to the grounds of Preston Park and the Fear Keepers need your help! Are you brave enough to enter the park on Halloween to complete a mission throughout the woodland and park to help the Fear Keepers lock away the fears before darkness ends and the fears are free forever?

The Halloween Spooky Walk is a family event, suitable for people of all ages. There will also be a special walk for young children, full of spooky activities and entertainment.

Tickets can be booked for the following time slots:
4:30pm – 5:30pm *NOW SOLD OUT
6:00pm – 7:00pm – tickets available
7:00pm – 8:00pm – tickets available

Cost: £4.50 per person, free for under 5’s (free tickets are required for under 5’s) – tickets can be bought from Preston Park Museum or Rediscover Stockton shop on the high street. For more info, please click here.

Final 2017/18 Resolution Shortlist

Below is the final shortlist of resolutions for the 2017/18 resolutions process. This list was developed by federation representatives at the Resolution Shortlist Selection Meeting on October 2nd. Briefing materials to support WI and federation discussions on the shortlist will be published in the November edition of WI Life and on the website during first week of November, so make sure to keep your eye peeled.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with the NFWI Public Affairs department on pa@nfwi.org.uk

1. Positive body image in a digital age

This meeting urges every WI and the NFWI to campaign to ensure that government and the media industry promote healthy body images and ensure diversity is represented in the media.

2. Stop female genital mutilation

Almost 200,000 women and girls in England and Wales are affected by or threatened with the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). This figure rises to 200 million worldwide. FGM is illegal in the UK, but it is still happening. We urge the NFWI to use its collective voice and influence to raise wider awareness of the traumatic health consequences of FGM and support and partner with agencies that are working to end this practice in the UK and worldwide.

3. Raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK

Modern slavery affects thousands of people in the UK every year, and leaves them facing servitude, forced or compulsory labour, sexual exploitation and human trafficking. This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to raise awareness of this important issue and to lobby for more effective support for the physical and psychological health of victims of this crime.

4. Mental health matters

Mental health matters as much as physical health. The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.

5. Healthier Mouth, Healthier Body

Health research suggests that there is a link between gum health and serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and even dementia. The NFWI calls upon the government to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and the impact that it can have in preventing life changing acute and chronic health conditions.

Elizabeth Bell photographic competition

The NFWI have launched a brand new photographic competition with the title ‘A Year in your WI’!

Inspired by members’ talent and love of photography, they are inviting WIs to submit a collection of photographs depicting a year in their WI. This could be group photos, photos of activities we do, our guest speakers and anything else you could think of.

Running from January to December 2018, WIs are invited to compose a selection of no more than 12 photographs which represent a year in their WI.

More details, a full schedule and entry forms are available on the My WI website, so click here and login to find out more!